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Associated Whistle-Blowing Press (AWP) - A not-for-profit information agency dedicated to bringing forth and analyzing leaked content from around the world. It aims to have a solid network of prominent journalists, researchers, lawyers and media activists working together to provide society with a trustful and friendly source of analysis of information leaked by whistle-blowers around the world. The AWP will also provide a news-wire service, where news written by its members and collaborators can be bought by media subscribers in order to publish in their channels.
Bill Binney - Former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. Also see:
Free Chelsea Manning Support Network - An ad hoc, international grassroots effort to help accused whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. In late May 2010, Private First Class Bradley Manning, an intelligence analyst with the U.S. Army in Baghdad, was arrested. The full charge sheet is available here. The official defense website, along with latest defense motions and information, is provided by The Law Offices of David E. Coombs.
Radicalization of Bradley Manning, The - Website for National Theatre Wales of Imt Price's play of the same name. Six performers, all around Bradley's age, play a number of characters, including each playing the part of Bradley Manning himself at different points in the piece.
Courage Foundation - An international organisation that supports those who risk life or liberty to make significant contributions to the historical record. Fundraises for the legal and public defence of specific individuals who fit these criteria and are subject to serious prosecution or persecution.
Cryptome - Created in 1996 by John Young and Deborah Natsios and sponsored by Natsios-Young Architects. This site collects information about freedom of expression, privacy, cryptography, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, government secrecy.
Daniel Ellsberg - A former US military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation who precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. See Wikipedia.
Data Porn - The intersection of #anonymous #leaks and #dataporn.
DC Leaks - Analyzes and publishes emails from top-ranking officials and their influence agents all over the world. The project was launched by American hacktivists.
DeadDrop - A server application intended to let news organizations and others set up an online drop box for sources. It's open source software written by Aaron Swartz in consultation with a volunteer team of security experts. In addition to Aaron's code, the project includes installation scripts and set-up instructions both for the software, and for a hardened Ubuntu environment on which to run it. DeadDrop is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Employment Law Group, The - Law firm represents employees nationally who have blown the whistle on corporate fraud and abuse and who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, or other violations of their civil rights. Offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California.
Edward Snowden - An American technical contractor, whistleblower and former United States Central Intelligence Agency employee who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency. Snowden released classified material on top-secret NSA programs including the PRISM surveillance program to The Guardian and The Washington Post in June 2013.
grsecurity - An extensive security enhancement to the Linux kernel that defends against a wide range of security threats through intelligent access control, memory corruption-based exploit prevention, and a host of other system hardening that generally require no configuration. It has been actively developed and maintained for the past 14 years. Commercial support for grsecurity is available through Open Source Security, Inc.
HTTPS Everywhere - A Firefox, Chrome, and Opera extension from EFF that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
KeePassX - KeePassX is a cross platform port of the windows application "Keepass Password Safe". It is an OpenSource password safe which helps you to manage your passwords in an easy and secure way. It uses a highly encrypted database locked with one master key.
Open Whisper Systems - Working to advance the state of the art for secure communication. Private calling for iPhone and Android.
Tor - Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Also see Configuring a Tor Relay.
Here's How We Take Back the Internet - Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives - and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter," he says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
ExposeFacts - Launched by the Institute for Public Accuracy in June 2014, ExposeFacts aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war. Assisted by the Freedom of the Press Foundation and its SecureDrop whistleblower submission system-ExposeFacts utilizes latest technology on behalf of anonymity for anyone submitting materials via its site. Its journalists are committed to the goal of protecting the identity of every source who wishes to remain anonymous.
Florence Hartman - Florence Hartmann is a journalist and essayist, well-known to the defenders of the rights of human beings. She has published several books and articles. From 2000 to 2006, she was advisor for the Balkans and spokeswoman of the ICTY prosecutor Carla Del Ponte. An order of the Trial Chamber on August 27 2008 accuses Florence Hartmann of "contempt of court", i.e. of hindering justice by "deliberately and consciously disclosing information and knowingly violating a Chamber order." Her indictment is based on three pages of her book Peace and Punishment published in October 2007 and an article Vital genocide documents concealed published in January 2008 on the Bosnian Institute site. In pages 120 to 122 of her book she explains the mechanism by which the judges were led to conceal crucial documents: the archives of the Supreme Council for Defence of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia-Montenegro). Thus, judges have consciously given up their duty to establish the truth and have notably prevented, by withholding evidence, the International Court of Justice from establishing the responsibility of Serbia in the genocide committed in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
GlobaLeaks - Empowers anyone to easily set up and maintain a whistleblowing platform. GlobaLeaks can help many different types of users: media organizations, activist groups, corporations and public agencies.
Guccifer 2.0 - Provides dossier of hundreds of documents on Hillary Clinton hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Hedge Clippers - Working to expose the mechanisms hedge funds and billionaires use to influence government and politics in order to expand their wealth, influence and power. Unites organizations and movements to cut through Trump's swamp, and blow the whistle on Trump's advisors who put their own financial gain before the public good.
Honest Appalachia -A secure website meant to assist and protect whistleblowers who wish to reveal proof of corporate and government wrongdoing to citizens throughout the region. Designed to help whistleblowers anonymously leak documents to journalists and the public. The website hopes to serve a vital need in Appalachia, by inspiring whistleblowers to make critical information available to an informed citizenry.
ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database - This database contains ownership information about companies created in 10 offshore jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, the Cook Islands and Singapore. ICIJ plans to include information from the Panama Papers to update this database. The names – with links to more than 200 countries – will be added to the Offshore Leaks database (published in 2013), which already contains more than 100,000 paper companies that ICIJ obtained in a previous leak.
Julian Assange Show - The 26-minute political interviews hosted by WikiLeaks founder and editor, Julian Assange. The show was distributed by Journeyman Pictures and broadcast internationally in English, Arabic, and Spanish by RT, which also makes the program available online. Synopsis of each episode here.
Memory Hole 2 - Run by Russ Kick. Saves important documents from oblivion. Its predecessor, The Memory Hole (2002-2009), posted hundreds of documents, many of which will be reposted on this new site.
Mexicoleaks - A platform launched by a consortium of news outlets and advocacy groups in Mexico. The site allows whistleblowers to anonymously submit information via the Tor browser, which masks their location.
National Security Whistleblowers Coalition - An independent and nonpartisan alliance of whistleblowers who have come forward to address our nation's security weaknesses; to inform authorities of security vulnerabilities in our intelligence agencies, at nuclear power plants and weapon facilities, in airports, and at our nation's borders and ports; to uncover government waste, fraud, abuse, and in some cases criminal conduct.
OSHA Whisteleblower Protection Program - Enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower acts include, but are not limited to, worker participation in safety and health activities, reporting a work related injury, illness or fatality, or reporting a violation of the statutes.
Panama Papers (ICIJ) - A global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world's rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking. Also see:
Public Concern at Work (UK) - An independent authority on whistleblowing. We provide free help to prospective whistleblowers, advise on whistleblowing laws and help organisations create a culture where it is safe and accepted for staff to blow the whistle.
Revolution Truth - A small, international organization dedicated to defending WikiLeaks, whistle-blowers, and legitimate democracies.
Right2Know Campaign - South Africa's Right2Know Campaign is a coalition of many rather than a single organisation. It operates through four provincial working groups - in the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape - as well as an elected national committee made up of representatives from key civil society organisations, community groups and social movements from across our provincial support bases. Mobilizes against SA's Protection of State Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill) and links whistleblowers to partner organizations for legal support and advocacy.
Russ Tice - A former intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force, Office of Naval Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Agency. In December, 2005, Tice helped spark a national controversy over claims that the NSA and the DIA were engaged in unlawful and unconstitutional wiretaps on American citizens. He later admitted that he was one of the sources that were used in The New York Times reporting on the wiretap activity in December 2005.
SecureDrop - An open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources. It was originally coded by the late Aaron Swartz.
Sibel Edmonds (Official Website) - Provides information in the form of interviews, articles, court and legal documents, and statements and press releases of various organizations and agencies about the ongoing efforts of former FBI translator and now "whistleblowerSibel Edmonds in her pursuit to overcome the government's misuse of the "state secrets privilege" and to be able to exercise via the court system her Constitutional rights and perform her responsibilities as an American citizen by making the American public aware of critical shortcomings in our government's ability to protect the country against foreign espionage and terrorist threats. Also see Edmonds's Boiling Frogs Post blog.
Spy Cables - Secret documents, leaked from numerous intelligence agencies, offer rare insights into the interactions between spies. Maintained and released by Al Jazeera English and The Guardian, The Spy Cables include papers written by intelligence agencies the world over, including: Israel's Mossad, Britain's MI6, Russia's FSB, Australia's ASIO and South Africa's SSA.
Strongbox - Strongbox is a way for you to share information, messages, and files with writers and editors of The New Yorker magazine. It is designed to provide a greater degree of anonymity and security than that afforded by conventional e-mail.
Taxpayers Against Fraud Educational Fund (TAFEF) - A nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the government and protecting public resources through public-private partnerships. TAFEF pursues its mission by working to maintain the integrity and advance the effectiveness of whistleblower reward and private enforcement provisions in federal and state laws, including the federal and state False Claims Acts and the federal tax, securities, and commodity futures trading laws.
Transparency International: Whistleblowing - Whistleblowers commonly face retaliation in the form of harassment, firing, blacklisting, threats and even physical violence, and their disclosures are routinely ignored. To help to ensure that whistleblowers are adequately protected from reprisals, and to provide them with easy-to-access avenues to make their disclosures, Transparency International is engaged in a wide range of advocacy, public awareness and research activities in all regions of the world. Through its Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres, located in nearly 50 countries, we advise whistleblowers in making their disclosures and work to make sure that their disclosures are duly addressed by appropriate authorities. It also works closely with advocacy groups, legal experts and whistleblowers toward enhancing whistleblower protections and rights.
TrumpiLeaks - Michael Moore's site for providing government, law enforcement or the private sector with knowledge of the crimes, lies and general misconduct committed by Donald J. Trump and his associates.
U.S. Department of Labor Whistleblower Protection Program - OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Rights afforded by these whistleblower acts include, but are not limited to, worker participation in safety and health activities, reporting a work related injury, illness or fatality, or reporting a violation of the statutes.
U.S. Government Accountability Project (GAP) - A 28-year-old nonprofit public interest group that promotes government and corporate accountability by advancing occupational free speech, defending whistleblowers, and empowering citizen activists. We pursue this mission through our Nuclear Safety, International Reform, Corporate Accountability, Food & Drug Safety, and Federal Employee/National Security programs. GAP is the nation's leading whistleblower protection organization.
USA v. WikiLeaks - An archive of legal documents related to the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation, Manning's trial, and other related cases. It is meant to provide a record of the investigation and prosecution of WikiLeaks across cases and data sources, in a searchable and browsable format. Users can search the full text of legal documents, browse the documents mentioning particular people or organizations, or filter by jurisdiction, case, and other criteria.
Whistleblower - Wikipedia article: "A whistleblower is an employee or former employee of an organization who reports misconduct to people or entities that have the power to take corrective action. Generally the misconduct is a violation of law, rule, regulation and/or a direct threat to public interest - fraud, health, safety violations, and corruption are just a few examples. For instance, Jeffrey Wigand is a well-known whistleblower in the United States for his role in the Big Tobacco scandal, revealing that executives of the companies knew that cigarettes were addictive and that they added other carcinogenic ingredients to the cigarettes. Whistleblowers are most often employees of businesses, but are also commonly employees of government agencies."
Whistleblower Defense League - Providing fierce and total criminal defense for journalists, activists, freedom fighters, and whistleblowers.
AKP Email Database - AKP, or the Justice & Development Party, is the ruling party of Turkey and is the political force behind the country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Part one of the series covers 762 mail boxes beginning with 'A' through to 'I' containing 294,548 email bodies together with many thousands of attached files. The emails come from "akparti.org.tr", the AKP's primary domain. The most recent was sent on July 6, 2016. The oldest dates back to 2010.
Cable Drum - A comprehensive full text search engine for the Cablegate files published on WikiLeaks.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Emails - Tens of thousands of emails, many showing an astonishingly deep level of collaboration and coordination of the DNC actively working with the media and the Clinton campaign to smear Sanders, much of which went unreported. Also, Search the DNC Email Database.
Espionage Elysee - On the 23 June 2015, WikiLeaks began publishing Espionnage Elysee, a collection of top secret intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA) concerning targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of the communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years.
Hillary Clinton Email Archive - On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive for 30,322 emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was Secretary of State. The 50,547 pages of documents span from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014. 7,570 of the documents were sent by Hillary Clinton. The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State Department as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request. The final PDFs were made available on February 29, 2016A search for the terms iraq|baghdad|basra|mosoul returns 1258 results.
Legarde List - In 2010, the so-called Lagarde List, which names more 2,000 Greek tax evaders, was handed over to the Greek government by the IMF. The Greek government chose to keep this a state secret. Kostas Vaxevanis, editor in chief of Hot Doc, was arrested for publishing it. WikiLeaks then published it.
Podesta Emails - WikiLeaks series on deals involving Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. Mr Podesta is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001. Mr Podesta also owns the Podesta Group with his brother Tony, a major lobbying firm and is the Chair of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington DC-based think tank.
Protego - Four secret documents from the Protego project of the CIA, along with 37 related documents (proprietary hardware/software manuals from Microchip Technology Inc.). The project was maintained between 2014 and 2015. Protego is not the "usual" malware development project like all previous publications by WikiLeaks in the Vault7 series. Indeed there is no explicit indication why it is part of the project repositories of the CIA/EDG at all. The Protego project is a PIC-based missile control system that was developed by Raytheon. The documents indicate that the system is installed on-board a Pratt & Whitney aircraft equipped with missile launch systems (air-to-air and/or air-to-ground).
Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) - Holds the world's largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications. Housing The Kissinger Cables (1973 to 1976), The Carter Cables (1977), and the Cablegate Cables (2003-2010).
Saudi Cables, The - Over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
Spy Files #3 - 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. These documents reveal how, as the intelligence world has privatised, US, EU and developing world intelligence agencies have rushed into spending millions on next-generation mass surveillance technology to target communities, groups and whole populations.
This Day in WikiLeaks - A daily blog for news related to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and other matters of transparency, whistleblowing, and surveillence [not affiliated with WikiLeaks].
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement - On 13 November 2013, WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter. The TPP is the largest-ever economic treaty, encompassing nations representing more than 40 per cent of the world's GDP.
US Embassy Cables - WikiLeaks began on Sunday November 28th 2010 publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain.
Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed - The first full part of this series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. "Year Zero" introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.
Yemen Files - A collection of more than 500 documents from the United States embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, comprising more than 200 emails and 300 PDFs, the collection details official documents and correspondence pertaining to the Office for Military Cooperation (OMC) located at the US embassy. The collection spans the period from 2009 until just before the war in Yemen broke out in earnest during March 2015. This time period covers both Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State (2009-2013) and the first two years of Secretary John Kerry's tenure.
WildLeaks - The first, secure, online whistleblower platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime. Its mission is to receive and evaluate anonymous information regarding wildlife and forest crimes and transform it into actionable items.
Wise Up Action - A solidarity network for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
Workplace Fairness for Environmental Whistleblowers - Seven major federal environmental laws (Clean Air, Toxic Substances, Clean Water, Atomic Energy, Solid Waste, Safe Drinking Water and Superfund) have special provisions protecting employee whistleblowers.
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